Keynote Speakers

Esther Peterson Policy Forum

Michal Grinstein-Weiss conducts research on improving health and socio-economic mobility for low-income households by creating scalable, evidence-based interventions to inform and shape policy, domestically and internationally. She works on innovative savings and asset-building policies and is a pioneer in the field of tax-time savings and spearheading Israel’s creation of a national child savings account program. Her work also merges behavioral science and managed healthcare toward the goal of creating evidence-based solutions for effective healthcare. She has led successful research collaborations for top industry, government, and philanthropic partners, including Fortune 500 companies, major foundations, and government agencies. Her work has been featured in popular media such as National Public Radio and in top-tier academic journals, including American Economic Journal, Social Service, Review, and Social Work Research. She has held leadership roles with the Brookings Institution and Clinton Global Initiative.


  • Proposals are being prepared for review. 
  • You will be notified of the status of your submission in mid-January 2019




  • Registration will open on or about January 1, 2019
  • Membership is required to attend the ACCI Conference. 
  • Registration fees - Early Bird through April 18, 2019
    • $600 Early Bird Professional Member; $650 after April 18, 2019 (including hotel discount)
    • $700 Early Bird Professional Member if you stay at another hotel; $750 after April 18, 2019
    • $299 Early Bird Student or Retiree; $350 after April 18, 2019 (including hotel discount)
    • $399 Early Bird Student or Retiree if you stay at another hotel; $450 after April 18, 2019.
  • Registration Terms & ConditionsThe Fine Print
Hotel Reservations
  • Site hotel: The Westin Arlington Gateway, Arlington, VA, USA
  • Rate is $179 plus 13.25% tax until April 18, 2019.
  • Receive $100 discount off registration for staying at the site hotel.
  • To make hotel reservations, you must call the hotel directly at (888) 627-7076 and be sure to state it is for ACCI's Annual Conference.
  • -OR- make your reservation online by clicking HERE
  • A small block of rooms at the Federal Per Diem is available. Call the ACCI office for details.
  • Students needing to share a room, please contact the ACCI office for more information.

Notes: You may extend your stay at ACCI's contracted rate up to three (3) days either side of the contracted dates of May 19-25, 2019, subject to availability. 


  •  Coming soon
Consumers Interests Annual Proceedings
  • Presenters, both oral and poster presenters are required to submit to the proceedings, except in special circumstances. Proceedings are due about five weeks after the conference. 
  • Here is how to submit - coming soon
Exhibit / Sponsor
  • Exhibitor / Sponsor Prospectus - coming soon
  • University Events - coming soon
  • Also contact us about In-Conjunction-With (ICW) meeting opportunities


  • First Timers Welcome - this is the time for all new attendees to meet ACCI's leadership, ask questions about the conference, and meet and greet other new comers!
  • Oral Sessions - How much time do I have to present?
Presenter Information
  • Detailed Presenter (Oral and Poster) Information HERE
  • We respectfully request that you use these templates
    • Slide Template
    • Poster Template The maximum size this year is 4 ft. high by 8 ft. wide. The template has been set to dimensions that can print up to this size, though you do not need to print it this large.


Conference Committee

  • Lorna Saboe Wounded-Head, Ph.D., Chair, Assistant Professor, South Dakota University
  • Rui Yao, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Missouri
  • Kyoung Tae (KT) Kim, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Alabama
  • Kristi Scott, Ph.D., Economist, Social Security Administration
  • Robin Henager Greene, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Whitworth University
  • Sheri Worthy, Ph.D., Professor and Head, University of Georgia
  • Robert Kerton, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor Emeritus / Adjunct Professor, University of Waterloo
  • Yilan Xu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Illionois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Jesse Jurgenson, Student Representative, Graduate Assistant, Iowa State University

About ACCI

  • The mission of ACCI is to enhance consumer and family economic well-being.
  • Board of Directors

Goals of the Conference

  • Learning about programs and research in the wide field of consumer science,
  • Networking to learn what others are doing,
  • Motivation to become refreshed, stimulated in your own work, and to keep up the new connections made here.

Conference Objectives: At the end of the conference, participants will be able to: (1) name at least three new research projects of which they were unaware; (2) describe at least three new professional contacts; and (3) explain ACCI’s mission and vision, and identify at least one way in which you could become active in support of work in the consumer's interest.

For More Information: Contact ACCI Office, 2840 West Bay Dr #141, Belleair Bluffs, FL 33770, (727) 940-2658 x 2002, [email protected]